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The everything board / Re: Written for my Mum.
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:52:47 AM »
A beautiful tribute to your mum, Fiona.

Ed

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The everything board / Re: Old Poetry: Unique & Ordinary
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:51:09 AM »
I liked this, Fiona.  I thought it meant marriage till the final line, but 'group' fits better.

Ed

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The everything board / Re: Old Poetry: Cycle of Death
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:47:37 AM »
This was interesting how you made the Tree the centerpiece of the circle of life, Fiona.

Ed

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The everything board / Re: Werewolves and Kids
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:44:31 AM »
Thanks Ian.  I wasn't sure when Michael Landon played in "I Was A Teenage Werewolf", but since I wrote it just for the Funwriters members, I didn't think it was that important.   :)

Ed

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The everything board / Werewolves and Kids
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:58:33 PM »
This is another story from my past.  It's true, as far as I remember.   :)


"Ed?  Your friends are at the front door."

"Okay, Mama.  Just a sec."

I walked past Daddy, sitting on the couch watching Gunsmoke.  The front door was wide open since it was the middle of summer.  We had no air conditioner back then, so we needed the draft through both doors days and most nights.

I saw three faces glued to the screen.  I pushed it open and stepped onto the porch.

Mike looked back inside toward the television.  "What's Festus up to this week?  Our tv's on the fritz."

Nine year old Ricky jammed his hands into his front pants pockets and kicked at the porch.  "Yeah.  The damn thing's been out all day."

Eleven year old Mike hit his little brother on the arm.  "Don't be cussin'.  Grownups'll think we're a bunch of thugs, an' Ed's daddy Bo'll whip yer butt."  Mike glanced at me and winked.  The truth was that Ricky's cursing was getting to be a habit, and he would probably get into trouble one day.

Ricky kicked at the cement again and stepped off the porch.  "You got fifty cents, Ed?!"  Rick's voice had suddenly gone from disgusted to excited.

Lukey, who lived in the house next door to me piped in.  "There's a great woofman movie at the Royal!  Me an' Mike an' Ricky are goin' an' we thought you might wanna go.

I laughed.  "You guys prob'ly want me to go so I can protect you from the wolfman when we walk home."

Mike's belly wobbled as he laughed.  "Yeah.  That wolfman might think  Ricky's just the right size to eat."

Ricky glared up at Mike.  "There ain't no damn woofmen here in town, an' I ain't skeered of 'em if they are!"

Mike laughed and slugged Ricky's arm again.  Ricky yelped and rubbed it. 

Lukey stepped between them.  "You wanna go or not?  The show's gonna start in a hour or so."

I grinned and stuck my hand in my front pocket.  "Yeah.  I got the money.  The guy in it ain't no Lon Chaney Jr. or Michael Landon, but it might be fun to watch an' laugh at.  Let me go tell mama first."

I went back inside and walked into the kitchen while on tv, Festus was brooding about not having enough brains in his headbone.

"Mama?  I'm goin' to the movie with Lukey an' the others.  I won't be out late."

My mom put down a plate she was drying.  "What are they showing?"

I laughed.  "Just some old wolfman movie.  It'll be silly but somethin' to do."

She looked at me.  "Okay, hon, but don't stay out too late.  I know you said you won't, but I know how kids are."

"Okay mama."

I went out the back door, sneaked around the house and growled at the other kids from the shadows.  Ricky jumped behind his big brother as Lukey picked up a stick and threw it at me.  I yelped as it struck me on the knuckles.  "Ow!  Don't be throwin' sticks at real wolfmen.  They'll have ya for lunch."

Ricky stood as tall as he could and stalked to the front sidewalk.  "If any old woofman comes after us, I'll hop on his back an' beat him like a drum!"

His brother laughed.  "You'll run like the dickens, is what you'll do."


(Cont)

 

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The everything board / Re: The Spanish Spy
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:50:15 AM »
An interesting beginning, Ian.  I think I'm going to enjoy the story.

Ed

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